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September 13th, 2012
The Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department will be administering flu vaccine on Thursday, Sept. 13, and Tuesday, Sept. 25 from 8-11:30 a.m. and 1-4:30 p.m. and on Wednesdays, thereafter. The cost is $20 for all adults; Medicare Part B is accepted. The cost is $6 for children (six months to 18 years) with no insurance. Medicaid and CHIPS are accepted. If children have private insurance, the health department has to refer them to their physician unless insurance does not pay for vaccine.
Outgoing SEED (Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development) board member and chairman Kyle Lawrence was honored for his eight years of service during their board meeting on Monday morning, September 12.
A plaque of appreciation was presented to Lawrence by fellow board member Arthur Maberry. Lawrence remarked that he was proud to serve on such a rewarding committee and also praised the SEED staff.
While on the board, Lawrence also shared that one of their best accomplishments was hiring Executive Director Ken Becker, who has continually worked to promote the community.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 42 calls for service, issued two citations and made three arrests on Sept. 10, 2012.
The SPD received 20, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Runaway â€”Â 400 block of Pine.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Christopher Blackburn, 31 â€” Warrant.
â€˘ Freddie Peace, 46 â€” Family violence assault and public intoxication.
â€˘ Taylor Morgan, 18 â€” Minor in consumption.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had six calls for service, served one civil paper and made two arrests on Sept. 10, 2012.
Arrested by NCSO:
Wednesday's weather will still be warm, as mostly sunny skies are forecasted with a high near 93. Winds will be from the southeast at 15 to 20 mph.
Tonight, expect mostly cloudy skies and a low around 69, with southeast winds at 5 to 10 mph.
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Construction began on Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, for the new Love's Truck Stop in Sweetwater.
Expected completion is around the end of February 2013. The truck stop will also house an Arby's restaurant.
The land is 53.14 acres and is located at the northeast corner of the intersection of Hopkins Road and Interstate 20.
Sweetwater Mayor Greg Wortham is hosting an informal â€śmeet and greetâ€ť session for U.S. Senate candidate Paul Sadler from 10-11 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 12, at 117 E. 3rd Street, on the north side of the Nolan County Courthouse square in Sweetwater. The public is invited to come by and meet Sadler.Â
Eleven years ago on this day, America came under attack by terrorist forces. Tuesday, September 11, 2001 would be forever remembered as a day full of sorrow and senselessness when almost 3,000 lives were lost at the Twin Towers in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C, and a field in rural Pennsylvania.
During their regular meeting on Monday morning, September 10, 2012, the Nolan County Commissioners set a date to vote on the 2012-2013 property tax rate.
Prior to setting the date, the second public hearing was held on the proposed property tax rate for the 2012-2013 fiscal year. No input was heard, but it was acknowledged that the proposed rate of .394635 per $100 valuation--the combination of the general fund rate of .340670 and the farm to market rate of .053965, both per $100 valuation--is three cents lower than the current rate.
One vehicle was involved in a wreck on Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, on Interstate 20 near Family RV Center.
There was only one person in the vehicle and no injuries were reported according to Sweetwater Emergency Services. The vehicle did not enter the incoming lane of traffic due to the cable barriers along I-20.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 147 calls for service, issued six citations and made 11 arrests from Sept. 7-9, 2012.
The SPD received 100, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€”Â 1100 block of Crane.
â€˘ Family violence assault â€”Â 1600 block of Grand.
â€˘ Theft of service and criminal mischief â€”Â 2200 block of E. Broadway.
â€˘ Theft â€”Â 1600 block of E. Broadway.
â€˘ Credit/debit card abuse â€”Â Sweetwater.
â€˘ Assault â€”Â 1200 block of Coral Drive.
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€”Â 100 block of E. Broadway.
Arrested by SPD: